18th Annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out May 1 through May 31

March 30, 2018

Treylermade Tournaments is hosting their 17th Annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out May 1 – 31, 2018.

TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

TOURNAMENT DATES:   May 1st – May 31st, 2018

Download Speckled Trout Entry Form 2018

SPECIES: Speckled Trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) – 15” minimum length

ENTRY FEE: $40 per Angler; After May 1st – $45 per Angler. Anglers must wait 24 hours after registering/submitting entry fee for tournament to weigh-in fish. Anglers can submit entry fee payment / registration to –

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant- 7585 HWY 20 West, Freeport, FL, or by phone at (850) 835-2222 or (850) 830-6161.

RULES: Anglers will be judged on their single heaviest Speckled Trout over 15”; 3 fish for the entire tournament. Fish must be caught in Choctawhatchee Bay, or estuaries there-of (Brooks Bridge to Peach Creek).

WEIGH-IN TIME: Applies to all divisions. Angler must call Tournament Director to set-up weigh-in times. Scales will be open from 10:00AM – 9:00PM, 7 days a week, by appointment only. Anglers must call the Tournament Director prior to arriving at the scales and establish a set time to weigh-in fish. Tournament Director: Trey Nick – (850) 830-6161 or (850) 835-2222

SCORING: Anglers will be scored on their single heaviest Speckled Trout in the Overall Division; 3 fish limit.

Hook and line only, live or artificial bait; cast nets or entanglement nets prohibited. All fish brought to weigh-in must be a minimum of 15 inches in length. Only one fish over 20 inches, per day, may be weighed-in per Angler. All fish brought to weigh-in will be kept for inspection. Fish in poor condition are subject to disqualification at the Judge’s discretion. Dead fish brought to weigh-in must be fresh and properly iced. Live fish brought to weigh-in will be released. All participating Anglers must abide by the current rules and regulations of FL Fish & Wildlife Commission.

PAYOUT: 100% payout on the top 5 heaviest Speckled Trout.

  • 1st Place:                                                                                 50% of entry fee
  • 2nd Place:                                                                                 20% of entry fee
  • 3rd Place:                                                                                 15% of entry fee
  • 4th Place:                                                                                 10% of entry fee
  • 5th Place:                                                                             5% of entry fee
  • 6th – 10th Place will be recognized and awarded with prizes & gifts from Tournament Sponsors.

 CASH AWARDS CALCUTTA (OPTIONAL): Additional $20 per Angler. 100% Payout.

1st Place – 70% of total cash awards; 2nd Place – 30% of total cash awards.

CHARTER BOAT DIVISION *FOR-HIRE VESSELS ONLY* (OPTIONAL): Additional $100 per Vessel. Anyone fishing on a For-Hire Vessel is eligible to weigh-in fish for the tournament. TOP 5 places will be recognized.

1st Place Angler receives a free fishing trip. 100% Payout. 1st Place Vessel – 70%; 2nd Place Vessel – 30%.

CHOCTAWHATCHEE LADIES DIVISION: Heaviest total weight of 3 Speckled Trout for the entire tournament, over 20”.

1st Place – $300; 2nd Place – $200;  1st Place – $100

KID’S DIVISION: *Anglers 12yrs & Under ONLY*

All Anglers in this division will be recognized and awarded prizes & gifts from Tournament Sponsors

LEONARD SMITH SPECIAL (FREE ENTRY TO ALL PARTICIPANTS): *May 12 & 26, 2018 ONLY*

Heaviest aggregate weight of 4 Speckled Trout per day; combined weight of 8 fish total (both days).

All fish brought to weigh-in must be a minimum of 15” and less than 20” in total length (15.00” – 19.99”).

1st Place – $300;  2nd Place – $200;  1st Place – $100

WRAP UP

The 18th Annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out Awards Banquet & Fish Fry will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 to recognize all participating Anglers. Fish Fry – 6:00pm CT / Awards – 7:00pm CT